Slovenia determined! It’s as much as Ana Soklič to attempt deliver the nation honour in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in a couple of months. With a seventh place as finest consequence, Slovenia is hoping to crawl greater up the scoreboard this yr.
Evrovizijska Melodija (EMA) passed off tonight that includes 12 acts hoping to be topped the winner – and thereby signify the nation at this yr’s Eurovision Track Contest.
A pre-selection spherical, EMA Freš, held on-line introduced Parvani Violet and Saška into tonight’s ultimate. The remaining 10 members had all been pre-selected.
Simon Vadnjal – Nisi sam
The present should go on, and so it did. Simon performs a easy, ear pleasing, anthemic tune. He’s wearing what’s finest described as a soccer jersey swimsuit. Possibly he imagines himself to be the supervisor of a giant soccer staff, and certainly the tune wouldn’t be misplaced sung by forty thousand supporters. If this model with just one lead vocalist is sufficient stays to be seen.
Saška – Še kar lovim tvoj nasmeh
Balkan ballads are the explanation I signed as much as cowl this present, and already at tune quantity two EMA 2020 delivers on this promise. The tune title interprets to “I’m nonetheless chasing your smile”, and smiling she does. And if she had been signing the tune to me she might have stopped chasing after the primary seconds. I’m glad she didn’t although.
Gaja Prestor – Verjamem vase
Third contestant of the night, Gaja Prestor, provides some good Balkan pop to the combination. Her tune is about believing in herself, which she certainly seems to do. The tune nonetheless fails to impress me, amongst the whole lot else this night has to supply.
Ana Soklič – Voda
By no means did I anticipate to listen to a rock/energy ballad about water, however that’s what that is. With out understanding Slovenia, it’s laborious to inform what precisely she’s singing about however one factor appears very clear: she feels very enthusiastic about water. And why wouldn’t she, it’s not solely very important for our survival, we’re virtually completely made from water.
After the efficiency, Ana and Klemen share a glass of, you guessed it, water.
Just one phrase appear to do justice to this tune, her voice, the music and efficiency: superb!
INMATE – The Salt
Cooking your potatoes in unsalted water is, for many functions, not the very best concept. That’s why INMATE’s tune appears to enhance the earlier one a lot. That’s, till you hear this rock tune. It goes fairly quick, however moderately than cooking potatoes it appears to be about ache, and wounds, and including salt to that solely makes it worse.
This tune is nice although. As I’ve acknowledged earlier than, there can by no means be an excessive amount of rock at Eurovision.
Manca Berlec – Večnost
Each single tune this night appears to have that distinct, Balkan sound to it. And for the avoidance of doubt; I adore it. Add that Balkan ring to Leonora’s Love is Endlessly from final yr (Denmark) and you’ve got a moderately good impression of Večnost. Her chair isn’t practically as giant although.
Tinkara Kovač – Endlessly
From eternity, to endlessly, this tune has a extra worldwide pop ballad sound to it. The straightforward lyrics concerning the infinite loving and needing of affection are effectively delivered by Tinkara’s robust voice. They will not be probably the most unique lyrics ever heard, however let’s face it, does that actually matter?
Božidar Wolfand Wolf – Possibly Sometime
This efficiency confuses me. I’m listening to a traditional rock ballad, carried out by a Slovenian singer, wearing half a Scottish kilt, but when I ought to affiliate this tune to any specific nation Eire involves thoughts earlier than anything. He does put on common pants beneath although, in order that’s good.
Parvani Violet – Cupid
After a brief industrial break, we discover ourselves in an evening membership. Parvani’s Cupid is a jazz impressed tune about how the universe is at all times concerned when two folks fall in love. This tune is a transparent instance of why I’m so unhappy that there is no such thing as a stay music performed on the Eurovision Track Contest. With an enormous band consisting of saxophones, bass guitars, a piano and no matter else I missed it’s a waste to know that if she ought to win all that nice music should come from tape.
And an opportunity of successful she does have.
Klara Jazbec – Cease the World
Whereas Klara Jazbec is certainly Slovenian, one might simply be fooled into believing in any other case whereas listening to Cease The World. Her pronunciation is flawless and will confuse anyone into believing English is her native language. However compliments about her language abilities don’t do that efficiency justice. Cease The World is a stunning pop ballad, that’s delivered effectively.
I’m glad I’m not within the jury, they don’t have a straightforward job tonight.
Imset – Femme Fatale
Rock meets dance, and in no way in a nasty means. Let’s simply depart it at that 😉
Lina Kuduzović – Man Like U
The final contestant of the night comes with a comfortable pop tune that just about each nationwide ultimate to a Eurovision Track Contest must have. Her efficiency is ideal, however the tune doesn’t depart a long-lasting impression to me.
Tonight’s leisure from Slovenia opened with comic, actor and a lot extra Klemen Slakonja performing Arcade. In the direction of the tip of the tune, the lamp hanging down over his piano fell off, collapsing each the piano and Klemen’s chair and leaving him with what appears to be fairly a deep scratch on his head. The printed was shortly paused whereas the host acquired the mandatory care.
As a feminine host gathered her sences, Klemen returned to the stage welcomed by heat applause from the viewers.
Nevertheless, because the present went on, his damage modified in look and severity. Both this was all a part of the act, or he has undergone an analogous magical restoration as Locke skilled in Misplaced. After which received harm once more. Let’s say it was an act.
In such a brief present, they nonetheless discovered time for 2 rounds of voting. First a jury minimize down the 12 songs to 2 participating in a super-final. On this second spherical, solely the general public voted.
By means of to the superfinal are Ana Soklič and Lina Kuduzović.
Whereas ready for the viewers at house to vote, and we’re handled to Me & My Boy, a brand new tune by final yr’s Slovenian members Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl, now performing below their band title Zalagasper. The sing matches the model of their 2019 tune, Sebi, completely.
Ultimate End result
Ana Soklič gained the favored vote and can signify Slovenia on the 2020 Eurovision Track Contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Slovenia chasing first victory
25 appearances since their Eurovision debut in 1993. For the reason that introduction of semi-finals, the nation reached the ultimate six instances, and failed 10 instances. Finest ever result’s a seventh place achieved in each 1995 and 2001. These are the naked details about Slovenia who’s but to win the Eurovision Track Contest.
The previous two years, acts Lea Sirk and Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl each certified for the ultimate with songs in Slovenian, however it’s but to quickly to conclude that Slovenia performs higher singing in their very own language.
Within the video beneath, you will get to know final yr’s act, the stunning couple Zala and Gašper, somewhat bit higher. They draw sentences, which they’re to complete – and it does present some completely different sides to the younger Slovenian couple that completed 15th within the ultimate with the tune Sebi.